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SIUTimesLIVE reports that the Special Investigating Unit (SIU) has detailed the extent of the rot at Eskom before parliament, including how four officials pocketed R44m as “gratification” related to protracted delays in the utility's build programme of new power stations.  

The SIU also laid bare the details of how several Eskom executives pocketed R100m in “kickbacks” related to the parastatal's procurement of a cloud computing system.  The shocking revelations into allegations of corruption, fraud, mismanagement and other irregularities at Eskom were presented during a meeting with the standing committee on public accounts by SIU head advocate Andy Mothibi and Claudia O'Brien, his lead investigator.  Mothibi told MPs that the kickbacks were part of 39 cases of alleged corruption, fraud and racketeering that have been referred to the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) for possible prosecution.  He said a further 32 have been referred to the Asset Forfeiture Unit for the attachment of assets red-flagged as proceeds of crime.  Mothibi said the fact that the alleged Eskom crooks had resigned did not mean the end of the matter, as they were being pursued criminally by the NPA and would also face civil litigation so that the proceeds of crime could be attached.  But he did not name and shame the officials, saying he would only do so in a written report to be submitted to Scopa chairperson.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Thabo Mokone at TimesLIVE


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